Sea Urchin

by Laura Knetzger

Published by Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics

"I used to smile…

…when I thought about good things happening to other people.”

When a sea urchin lurks within your brain, how can you overcome its spiky poison to live your life? Laura takes a powerful look at creativity and depression, reflection and burdens, transmitted through her art that ranges from the mundane to the fantastical.

60 pages, black and white, perfect bound, 7 inches by 10 inches (17.8 cm by 25.4 cm)


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Also available digitally

Debuting at MOCCA, 11 April 2015

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MoCCA 2015 Programming Spotlight

"Alt-Weekly Comics"
Sunday, April 12 at the High Line Hotel
12:30pm in the Matthews Room

Beginning with the Village Voice in the 1950s and peaking with a wave of publications in the 1980s and 1990s, alternative weekly newspapers spoke with an independent voice to local communities, and comics were a distinct part of those papers’ visual identities. Coinciding with the Alt-Weekly Comics exhibit currently on view at the Society of Illustrators, this panel will consider the phenomenon of alt-weekly comics with art director and editor Robert Newman (The Seattle Sun, The Rocket and The Village Voice) and cartoonists Ben Katchor, Michael Kupperman, and Mark Newgarden. Moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.

All programming events will take place at the High Line Hotel, steps away from our main Festival venue at Center 548. Access to programming on a daily basis is included with the price of admission to the MoCCA Arts Festival. Admission to MoCCA costs $5 per day. To be admitted to programming, attendees must display proof of ticket purchase for that day to the Fest. MoCCA Arts Festival tickets are available online now or at the door at Center 548 the weekend of the Fest, and on-site at The High Line Hotel during programming hours.

See full programming schedule for MoCCA Arts Festival 2015

lost-within-your-reflection asked:

25 27 38 39 43

25. Perfect date? No strings attached. I don’t hold any illusions it’s going to last, they do the same and we just have a good time.

27. Describing someone I ‘like’? Can’t describe something that doesn’t exist.

38. I always wanted to be a Detective…. I guess I sorta became one. Mixed with pest control.

39. I like Mint Ice Cream. Or Mocca.

43. That one girl that keeps getting on my cases for a while now. She can rock a gun like no other.

Just a little heads up, this weekend there will be copies of Princess Princess for sale at ECCC in Seattle at table HH-01 in the artist’s alley!! These copies will contain the full colour original comic, a recoloured 3-page epilogue (above is a sneak preview!), and 3 pages of development sketches! I won’t be at the table all weekend but I will be roaming around.

If you aren’t in Seattle, I’ll also be selling them at MoCCA in NYC and TCAF in Toronto! Thanks so much for your interest and support!!


HOOOOPS! Listen up! Read up! First news alert!

In a few weeks, we’re releasing a new book by cool girl natalie-andrewson!! LEMON & KET. It’s exciting, its’ adventure, it’s also going to include lots of lemons. I’m excited about this because there is great flow and speed and … lots of very silly funny drawings that just show how strong ppl can get. oh and it’s .. um. ADVENTURE!

36ish pages + 2 colors, gonna loook niiice!

Oh and BTW: It’s premiering at MoCCA, april 11-12 in new york usa city!!

Here is what Natalie told us about it: 

““Ket likes to defend her village and beating up big, tough guys is no big deal but when an intruding tyrant beats her to a pulp she has to rethink everything. She decides to train remotely before she begins her quest for vengeance until a mysterious old lady reveals to her who the intruder’s working for. Ket is hunted, she falls out of trees, she devours gigantic fruit, she rips trees from their roots and steals the secrets behind a looming power. If you like action thrillers and lemonade this book is for youuuuuu!!!””


TREASURE CHEST is coming back! The collection of adventuring gear I published in 2012 is coming out in a collected edition called INVENTORY. Volume One, 72 pages of weird gear, is releasing at MoCCA in a couple weeks, and I’m hoping to have Volume Two available at SPX in the fall. These will of course be available online shortly after the the shows.